About Maya Wainhaus

Maya Wainhaus is a writer, painter, Yankees fan and movie-musical enthusiast living in Brooklyn. She also writes a blog about tetris called Girls Play Tetris.

Hump Day Art: Bagels With a Side of Art

By March 19, 2008

You know what's wrong with the art world today? Not enough bagels. Luckily, C. Pascual has remedied the situation with her recent show, "Darwinian Mixed Media" at Brooklyn Bagels in Chelsea. Here's a sneak preview of what's on display.   … Read More

Billy Crystal is the Yankees’ New DH — “Designated Hebrew”

By March 13, 2008

Today comedian Billy Crystal fulfilled the fantasy of every short, aging Jewish male in America — he played baseball before a sold-out stadium during spring training. The Yankees signed Crystal to a two-day contract to celebrate the long time fan's … Read More

Hump Day Art: Off the Wall at the Jewish Museum

By March 12, 2008

Starting this Sunday, the Jewish Museum in New York is hosting a fantastic new exhibit called Off the Wall: Artists at Work. The exhibit features 11 artists who will be taking over the gallery spaces at the museum with projects … Read More

Israel’s Counterterrorism Tour: Brilliant Marketing Scheme or Grim Exploitation?

By March 10, 2008

Today we read about two strange phenomena in foreign travel – “slum tourism” and “counter-terrorism tourism.” Slum tourism, as it’s called in the Times, gives do-gooders and adventure-minded tourists the chance to visit impoverished neighborhoods in places like Brazil and … Read More

A Last-Minute Guide to Shabbat Across America

By March 7, 2008

This weekend is Shabbat Across America, a yearly outreach effort aimed at increasing participation in Jewish life and community. If you don't have plans for tonight, here are a few last minute resources to help you find a dinner or … Read More

Hump Day Art: Wild Beasts Carved and Gilded With Love

By March 5, 2008

While previous editions of Hump Day Art have highlighted a Mid-East graffiti collaboration, a quirky illustrator, and some good old fashioned domination/ submission artwork, this week we're going totally old shul (couldn't resist!) by featuring works from the current exhibit … Read More

Secular Israelis Seek Jewish Tradition, Belief in God Not Required

By February 29, 2008

It may only take an hour to get from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv (provided your bus doesn’t break down), but the two often feel more like different planets than neighboring cities. In Israel, the animosity between secular and Orthodox is … Read More

Hump Day Art: Ophrah Shemesh Puts the Hump in Hump Day

By February 27, 2008

Congratulations! You’ve managed to get through the first 2.5 weekdays. To help you get through the second half of your week, Jewcy is happy to present you with Hump Day Art. Think of it as an opportunity to devote your … Read More